Definition of diver in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈdīvər/


1A person or animal that dives, in particular.
Example sentences
  • Another champion diver, the elephant seal can dive more than 1500 meters and stay under for two hours.
  • Little grebes are persistent divers, either slipping below without surface disturbance or with a vigorous jump, creating a shower with lobed feet.
  • Sea ducks like scoters and eiders are also divers.
1.1A person who dives as a sport: an Olympic diver
More example sentences
  • Available only to certified open-water scuba divers, instructional and safety lessons are provided prior to your dive.
  • Fortunately, serious medical problems are not common in recreational scuba divers.
  • An experienced deep-sea diver from Greater Manchester drowned after running out of air, an inquest was told.
1.2A person who wears a diving suit to work under water: a diver at the oil terminal a police diver
More example sentences
  • Police divers and forensic officers were at the canal yesterday as the Force helicopter made several sweeps of the area.
  • This week, police divers joined the operation, swimming through the river's cold, dark waters searching for clues.
  • Members of the fire service's water rescue team also joined the search before police underwater divers turned out at 10.30 pm.
2 British term for loon1.

Words that rhyme with diver

conniver, contriver, driver, fiver, Godiva, Ivor, jiver, Liver, reviver, saliva, skiver, striver, survivor, viva

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: div·er

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.